The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has created a new app and health assurance stamp to help rebuild confidence in travel to the region.
The agency has partnered with the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) to establish a Covid-19 tourism taskforce.
A range of new measures form part of a wider Traveller Health Programme, supported by health and safety standards and policies, early Covid detection and monitoring, and a robust response system.
These have been designed, said the agency, to use travel and tourism information systems to capture new illnesses in real time and reduce the spread of coronavirus.
Certified Covid training measures for hospitality cover testing, use of masks, enforcement of social distancing, good hand hygiene, and well as other sanitation matters, extending to the entire passenger journey from arrival to departure.
The app, meanwhile, offers travellers health information by destination, covering healthcare facilities, accommodation, health alerts and public health issues, proactive Covid protection and prevention measures and any travel requirements unique to a specific destination, such as testing, health screening, pre-travel approval and tracking.